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Why I contested for Deputy senate presidency – Ekweremadu

Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday said he ran for office of deputy senate president to make not to win or lose but to make a statement.

Ike Ekweremadu, on Tuesday, stated he ran for the workplace of the deputy senate president to make to not win or lose however to make a press release.

Ekweremadu who’s the senator representing Enugu west stated this whereas talking with journalists after dropping the election to Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central.

Omo-Agege of the All Progressives Congress(APC) had polled 68 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator and former deputy senate president polled 37 votes.

“We have to exonerate ourselves. It was not a contest to win or lose, I needed to make a press release,” he stated.

“For over 20 years, I’ve been very busy with politics and governance. So, I feel I can have a relaxation and replicate on different issues.

“I consider there have to be a referendum. Have a look at what occurred on a day I used to be presiding and the chamber was invaded. It’s embarrassing that somebody who led that operation will take a bow and endorsed and all of us work house prefer it doesn’t matter.

“I needed a scenario the place we might current a referendum in respect of what transpired.”

Ekweremadu added that he had hoped that the APC “consensus candidate that we are able to all be happy with.”